TULSA, Okla., April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second time, the Oil & Gas Journal and POWER-GEN are pleased to announce that American Electric Power (AEP) will serve as Host Utility for POWER-GEN Natural Gas Conference and Exhibition. The 2016 event will take place August 23-25 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the electric utility is one of the largest in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states.
With the support of AEP, the Oil & Gas Journal and POWER-GEN in 2015, the inaugural 2015 event attracted more than 1,500 attendees and 100 exhibitors in a strong demonstration of interest in the shift to gas-fueled power generation in the Appalachian basin. Interest this year promises to be even higher as questions have grown about generation technology and operations, health of gas producers and processors, environmental issues, and logistical challenges affecting development of the world-class potential of the Marcellus and Utica shales.
"Since the inaugural POWER-GEN Natural Gas conference, economic and regulatory problems of the oil and gas industry have intensified," said Bob Tippee, Editor of Oil & Gas Journal. "Speakers at the 2016 event will help power-industry professionals understand how the turbulence affects development of Appalachian basin gas supply."
In addition to providing content that is regionally focused, the event covers overarching trends in power generation, such as the transition to cleaner-burning natural gas. POWER Engineering's Managing Editor, Russell Ray, stated, "POWER-GEN Natural Gas 2016 features the latest advancements in gas turbine technologies, siting and construction, and operations & maintenance."
Nowhere else can gas-fired generation and production professionals get content so regionally focused and strategize with leading experts about the future of North American energy independence while more than 100 companies launch and demonstrate the high-tech products to make it happen. In combination with the comprehensive technical conference and exhibit hall, POWER-GEN Natural Gas offers technical tours, pre-conference workshops, and networking events for industry leaders to freely discuss challenges and opportunities.
Alongside the event, co-located GenForum will provide a platform for gas-powered generation executives to immerse themselves in critical issues facing the energy industry, and gather intelligence about ongoing generation trends and projects in North America.
For more information and to register for POWER-GEN Natural Gas Conference & Exhibition, visit www.power-gennaturalgas.com.
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